3D printing is a relatively new concept to most people in today’s day and age. Most 3D printers have been made readily available for businesses to use as of 2020 as their quality has gotten better and their prices have decreased over the years. Put simply, 3D printing is a technique to create three-dimensional objects layer-by-layer using a design that has been generated by a computer. There are many benefits to being able to use such a device. These benefits are described below.

Benefits of 3D printing

  • Fewer design restrictions and more room for creativity
  • Less time is needed to create prototypes
  • Print on demand for quicker production times
  • Due to the main material being used with 3D printing being plastic, the parts created tend to be strong and lightweight
  • Reduces waste
  • 3D printing is affordable because it saves so much time and reduces waste
  • Environmentally friendly due to less waste and improved fuel efficiency

As you can see, there are many noteworthy benefits of 3D printing. This manufacturing process allows for increased creativity, less time to create prototypes, strong and lightweight parts, less waste, saved time and money and improves fuel efficiency due to less energy being needed for such lightweight parts to be produced.